Lars Richter

Instructor of German Studies

Office location:
322 Fletcher Argue

Phone: (204) 474-9398



•    Ph.D. in Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Alberta (2016)
•    M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literature, Washington University in St Louis (2001)
•    Academic Awards and Honors include the Teaching Excellence Award Sessional (nominated, University of Manitoba), Eva Dannhauer Summers Memorial Award (University of Alberta), William H. Thompson and Ivy Thompson Memorial Award (University of Alberta), Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award (University of Manitoba)

•    since 2019 Instructor of German Studies in the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba
•    2017-2019 Sessional Instructor of German Studies in the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba
•    2016-2017 Sessional Instructor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta


undergraduate and graduate courses in German Literature, Culture and Language (all levels); Post-millennium German-language literature and culture; Gender Studies and Feminisms; Intersections between Indigenous Studies and German Studies; Ecocriticism; Film; Transnationalism, Migration, and Race; Subcultural Theory and Practices; Popular Culture


•    “Juli Zeh: Literatur und Engagement unter Leuten.” Protest und Verweigerung: Neue Tendenzen in der deutschen Literatur seit 1989, edited by Hans Adler and Sonja Klocke, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2018, pp. 129-155.
•    “‘Wo geh ich her? … Wo komm ich hin?’: Delineating Transnational Spaces in the Work of Juli Zeh.” Transnationalism in Contemporary German-Language Literature, edited by Elisabeth Herrmann, Carrie Smith-Prei, and Stuart Taberner, Camden House, 2015, pp. 228-246.
•    “The Rebel Girl and the Wrecking Ball – The Cruel Optimism of Empowerment and the Revival of Feminism in Contemporary Popular Music.” Multilingual Discourses, vol. 2, no. 1, 2015,
•    “Politicising Desire in Juli Zeh’s Spieltrieb.” (co-authored with Carrie Smith-Prei) Transitions: Emerging Women Writers in German Language Literature. German Monitor 77, edited by Valerie Heffernan, and Gillian Pye, Rodopi, 2012, pp. 187-207.

For more information please contact:
Lars Richter
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
322 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 5V5
Phone: 204-474-9398
Fax: 204-474-7601

Lars Richter